Multiple WINS Servers Enhancement

Nadeem Hasan nhasan at
Fri Jul 7 13:32:28 GMT 2000


I don't quite follow you, i.e. I am not sure you are in favor
of this patch or not. This is just an addon option with no
side effect on existing functionality. Although it has a
narrow application. I don't see any reason not to do it.
I don't know why you are stuck with this replication argument.
We all know what we have and the docs will make sure others
know that too.


"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> Well, see, there's a practical problem here...
> We certainly can change it to search a list.  Folks with NT WINS servers
> can set up replication so that there are multiple WINS servers with
> synced lists.  However:
> - It only works with NT WINS servers.
> - Windows clients will only be able to address two of them.
> Again, there's nothing wrong with doing what's described below, it's just
> that the actual value diminishes as the options narrow.
> This also means that we're going to want to implement WINS replication
> ourselves.
> If you guys don't mind I'd like to implement this patch, and modify it as
> described below.  Regarding WINS replication: JF, any chance you still
> have those port 42 sniffs?
> Chris -)-----

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